Connecticut state legislative special elections, 2012

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One special election for the Connecticut General Assembly took place in 2012. This election was called to fill a vacancy in the Connecticut House of Representatives, District 24.

How vacancies are filled

If there is a vacancy in the Connecticut General Assembly, a special election must be conducted to fill the vacant seat. The governor must call for an election no later than 10 days after the vacancy happens. All special elections must be held no later than 46 days after a governor's declaration. If the vacancy happens with less than 125 days left before the general election, the special election must be held on the same day as the general election. No election can be called by the governor if the vacancy happens with less than 49 days before the general election.[1]

Partisan breakdown

The current partisan breakdown of the Senate is as follows:

Party As of September 2014
     Democratic Party 22
     Republican Party 14
Total 36

The current partisan breakdown of the House is as follows:

Party As of September 2014
     Democratic Party 97
     Republican Party 54
Total 151

Special elections

January 10, 2012



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